Category archives for: Engineering

SA economy receives rude introduction to 2020

Eskom South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa has gotten off to a worst possible start to the New Year with load shedding returning to haunt the country. The setback that is an indication of the struggles that lie ahead for an economy that is the most advanced in the entire African […]

OPINION: South African Economy Has a Yoke Around its Neck

Luke Zunga is Chartered Secretary and Corporate Governance at C & Z Professionals. He is also the Global Zimbabwe Diaspora Forum (ZDF) chairman.

by LUKE ZUNGA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank projected South African economy to grow by half percent. There are fundamental policies which constraint growth. I will deal with three. The policy of expropriation of land without compensation can be a yoke round the economic neck or shooting yourself […]

Load shedding mars SA mining sector prospects

Eskom South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE resumption power cuts, elevated operational costs and an uncertain policy environment as well as the unclear global growth outlook and flat commodity prices are placing further strain on potential revival of the South African mining sector. The mining industry is ending the year on a low after […]

FRELIMO on edge as verdict due on boat scandal…..as war on terror overshadows case

Frelimo cartoon

from ALEX HARRIS in New York, USA NEW YORK, (CAJ News) – IN scenes to rival the Cold War, the conflict in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province has drawn players from the United States (US), France and Russia. Lined up against them are the terror groups, al Shabaab and Islamic State. In late 2017, armed […]

COMMODITIES: Prospects bleak for South Africa’s manufacturing sector

South Africa's manufacturing sector show fatigue

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE outlook of South Africa’s manufacturing production is subdued owing to the risk of load shedding, uncertain global growth, flat commodity prices and constrained domestic consumer demand. The latest data from Statistics South Africa indicates that annual output came out worse than markets expected in September. Factory output […]

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